We’re looking for a new trustee to be our Honorary Treasurer and chair our Finance Committee
Do you want to support the personal development of thousands of young people in Barnet and beyond? Unitas Youth Zone is seeking an Honorary Treasurer to join our Trustee board and help guide the charity's finances as we grow and expand our services. You will have a front-row seat in one of the most dynamic organisations in North London and you will get to see the impact of your work every day as literally thousands of young people a month come through our doors.
Who we are
Unitas Youth Zone is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Our income in 2021/22 of £1.5m, almost all of which is voluntary income. We are based in a top-of-the-range facility in Burnt Oak, opened in 2019, that offers seven-day-a-week universal access youth provision. We currently have more than 3,000 active members. We are open to young people aged 8-19 years olds (and up to 25 for those with additional needs).
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for a trustee to be our Honorary Treasurer and chair our Finance Committee. In addition to the experience and attributes we would expect of a trustee (see below), candidates will need to be a qualified accountant and have either finance strategy, risk or auditing experience at a senior level and ideally also have experience of an executive or non-executive director role in an organisation of comparable size to Unitas.
The Honorary Treasurer will work closely with Unitas' Chairman and senior leadership team and will also be a member of the Pay and Remuneration and Investment committees.
Who the trustees are
Our trustees set our strategic direction and ensure we are having the greatest impact possible. They make sure that we keep true to our values - putting young people first, acting with integrity, helping young people to dream big, working together as one team and encouraging everyone who is a part of Unitas to be the best version of themselves.
Our Board is made up of 12 trustees. We need a diverse range of people and skills on our Board, but as a group, the trustees need to:
• Think creatively
• Set our overall strategy
• Look in detail at our progress
• Communicate clearly and sensitively as part of a group
• Make decisions
• Be ambiitous and optimistic about young people
It is hard in words on the page/screen to get across the immense impact of Unitas. We would encourage you to follow us on social media to get a flavour, and before any candidate would be accepted as a Trustee we will invite you to visit the building for a tour and to meet our youth workers and young people/
Please click the 'How to apply' button for more information on how to complete your application
Closing date: 11.59pm on Thursday 26 May 2022
The time commitment
The Honorary Treasurer role will involve a commitment of approximately 1-2 hours a week on average. This includes attendance at the meetings detailed below. All meetings can be joined by Zoom if necessary, though we encourage some in-person attendance in order to get a "feel" for the workings of the Youth Zone.
The Board of Trustees currently meets six times per year. Meetings are two hours, 5-7pm. They can be attended in person or via Zoom.
The Finance Committee currently meets six times a year. Meetings are an hour. They are currently 9am-10am but they can be changed if the Treasurer wishes.
The Pay and Remuneration Committee meets twice a year for 1.5 hours - once in March and once in September. These meetings can be scheduled according to attendees' schedules.
The Investment Committee meets on an ad hoc basis, entirely online. Meetings are usually only an hour.
On top of these formal commitments, there are occasional emails and phone calls (no more than 30 mins a week maximum). Our annual audit (usually in May/June) may require a bit more time.